We got very excited here today when we got wind Cut off Your Hands would be venturing back to British shores this summer. Certainly in the top three best live bands seen last year, I had the pleasure of seeing the bands first five back-to-back shows at various venues across the Capital, shortly before they signed to SixSevenNine.
I was reminded today of the first time I saw Cut Of Your Hands at the Buffalo Bar in Highbury and Islington when lead singer Nick Johnston threw himself on the floor. I vividly remember thinking that by the end of the set I was either going to call this the worst Iggy pastiche known to all of man – or fall in love with the band right there and then. Needless to say, you can guess what happened next.
The bands debut ‘You & I’ reached number 21 in their native New Zeland – released later this year in the UK and US, it remains one of Shakey Times most anticipated albums of 2009.